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May 26, 2021, 5:20 AM

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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Sources say Valve is making a Switch-like portable gaming PC that could launch by year's end  —  We can confirm some, but not all, of what's in store for the codenamed “SteamPal.”  —  Video game and hardware studio Valve has been secretly building a Switch-like portable PC …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Satya Nadella teases a “next generation of Windows” announcement “very soon”; the revamped Windows will likely have big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Windows is getting big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Microsoft isn't talking about its big Windows plans …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts Microsoft 365 updates, including tools for developers to integrate deeper into Teams, Graph updates, and Outlook message extensions on the web  —  Microsoft today announced a number of improvements across Microsoft 365, its line of subscription services offered as a part of Microsoft Office.
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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government for its new social media regulations, saying they would break privacy protections  —  WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A breakdown of the different arguments pertaining to the App Store and how they were presented and discussed in the Epic vs Apple trial  —  Arguments in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc. wrapped up yesterday; Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers noted she had thousands of documents to pore over …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Tesla says deliveries of Model 3 and Y vehicles in North America will no longer be equipped with radar for Autopilot and instead rely on a camera-based system  —  Autopilot will rely on cameras from here on out in the Model 3 and Model Y  —  Tesla has stopped building forward-facing radar sensors …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
DC attorney general sues Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices have unfairly raised prices for consumers and suppressed innovation  —  Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday he's suing Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Koo, a microblogging service that allows users to post in English and Indian languages, raises $30M at over $100M valuation led by Tiger Global  —  Investors are backing Koo, an Indian alternative to Twitter, with large size checks at a time when tension is brewing between the American social network and New Delhi.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
USB standards body unveils its USB-C 2.1 revision, which supports power up to 240W, up from 100W currently, aimed at devices like 4K displays and gaming laptops  —  An upgrade to the USB-C standard will accommodate levels of up to 240 watts, an improvement that could let you plug power-hungry devices …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Arm unveils Cortex-X2 CPU, which it says offers 30% more performance than current high-end Android phones, and Mali-G710 for Chromebooks and high-end phones  —  first new chip architecture in a decade, it's ready to show the CPU designs that will take advantage of those improvements.  The company has
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
VMware patches a new bug in vCenter Server, a virtualization management product used by an estimated 43K organizations, that could allow remote code execution  —  Remote code execution flaw in vCenter Server poses “serious” risk to data centers.  —  Data centers around the world …
Maxime Nauwynck / The Gradient:
An overview of how AI has contributed to tackling the pandemic, from clinical and epidemiological applications to providing qualitative and relevant information  —  The calendar reads May, 2021.  Although there is still uncertainty, many are already vaccinated against COVID-19, and hope lies on the horizon.

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